We like to practice what we preach at Original Travel, and two of the directors here had Oman honeymoons, so it definitely comes with our seal of approval.
Isabel, Original Traveller
Oman is a brilliant destination, and ideal for a shortish-haul honeymoon thanks to sophisticated hotels, all but guaranteed good weather and plenty of adventures to boot.
Blessed with spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery, Oman enjoys a calm, relaxed atmosphere and bears little comparison to its glitzy neighbour the United Arab Emirates.
Original Travel tipped Oman for the big time back in 2003 and has repeatedly visited the top-class beach hotels in the vicinity of the capital, Muscat, and in Musandam (an exclave at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula) which are perfect for a romantic honeymoon.
Think spa treatments and snorkelling along the coast, or for something a little more active there are watersports, including excellent diving, while an exclusive Original Travel private guided safari into the desert takes in some of the best scenery that the country has to offer.
Visit medieval forts that look just how castles should, spend the night under the stars at a romantic Bedouin camp amid the dunes of the Wahiba Sands or head for the coast, where you can sail on a traditional wooden dhow accompanied by dolphins, and watch rare giant turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs.